This isn't an expansion team any more. That's the message I got from this game. Also, the Panthers team that lost 3 games in the preseason showed up. Turnovers, dropped passes, missed assignments,... you name it, the Panthers did it.
I'm not going to take anything away from the Texans. They played a great game. They got down by 14 points and not only did they not fold, they brought it to the Panthers. Matt Schaub dissected the Panther secondary while the pass rush hit a brick wall. They shut down the running game and made Jake run for his life.
So here's an open thread for the Texan fans to toot their horn or Panther fans to talk about what went wrong. Go ahead, you guys have something to cheer about.